White Masquerade Gala, Nauti Parrot Hosts


The area’s first White Masquerade Gala was hosted Saturday night, August 24, by the Nauti Parrot Dock Bar benefiting Visuality LGBTQ Youth Center in Fort Myers. Donations were taken at the door, raising $700 for Visuality, which serves at-risk youth of the LGBTQ community.

Nikki Staab, Nauti Parrot owners Ken and Mary Geib.

This was the first Southwest Florida White Party, with previous events held in Miami and Tampa. The primary reason for White Parties is to bring awareness of HIV/AIDS and remember those lost. Nauti Parrot provided a white food and beverage menu. Nauti Parrot has welcomed the LGBTQ community with a Rainbow Room which hosts weekly Drag Queen Bingo on Tuesdays benefiting local charities, Sunday Tea Dances and other special events. Photos provided.

Event Organizer R David Schaefer and the evening’s MC Karma Sutara Monroe.